Toastmasters Logo Favicon

Our Final Meeting of 2023 Takes a Jolly Turn

Our final meeting of the year took a delightful turn when a special guest arrived – Santa himself! But he wasn’t just there to spread holiday cheer; he needed our help with a predicament.

Santa Seeks a Stand-In

Facing the realities of time, Santa and Mrs. Claus decided it was time for a well-deserved vacation. They yearned for sunshine and relaxation on a secluded beach. But who would fill Santa’s boots while he enjoyed his time off?

Enter the Dynamic Diggers

Three eager candidates from our Dynamic Diggers team stepped forward: Michael, James, and Chris (whose attempt at a “Chris Cringle” disguise couldn’t fool us!).

Elves Interview the Candidates

To ensure the right fit, three elves flown in directly from the North Pole conducted the interviews. The session was lively, with discussions about automating gift delivery through AI. This sparked concerns among the unionized elves regarding potential job losses and the fate of the beloved reindeer.

Tradition Prevails

Ultimately, tradition triumphed, as Christmas spirit often does. Michael emerged as the chosen candidate for this year-long position. The elves unanimously agreed that anyone dedicated enough to learn all nine reindeer names rightfully deserved the role.

Happy Holidays, Santa!

With Michael at the helm, Santa can rest assured his sleigh is in capable hands. We wish him a joyous holiday filled with sunshine and relaxation!

Festive Fun and Holiday Spirit

The night continued with a festive flair. Members donned their finest red and sparkly attire, while Carole and Louise presented a captivating mother-daughter Table Topics session. They reimagined our favorite Christmas carols, adding surprising twists that delighted the audience.

A Toast to the Holidays!

We applaud everyone for creating such a magical atmosphere and embodying the true spirit of the holidays. This final meeting was a testament to the joy and camaraderie that thrives within our Toastmasters community.

Related Articles

Chance versus Change


A meeting of firsts, our first hybrid meeting with members face to face and online, an Icebreaker speech from Dana where about Wim-Off breathing methods and ice baths plus a speech from Ana Vucinic where we journeyed with her as she travelled from Croatia to Australia and beyond.

Read More
Red VW Van

Forward Momentum

A meeting full of laughter – who would think that learning public speaking skills could be enjoyable! Great speeches as we learned about a members diverse career moves, culminating in the purchase and restoration of a van as well as sideways steps for Brad as he shifted from the corporate to creative realms.

Read More
Employee holding resignation letter and packing box

Great Resignation

We closed the year out with two fabulous speeches from Jodi, we learnt about the Great Resignation – scheduled for early 2022, as well as what it takes to make a great leader.

Read More